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When I press the shutter button, I have to apply more force.

Whenever I tried to take a picture, I would press it half way down to focus, then press it completely to shoot the image. When I first got the camera, all I had to do was press it half way to focus, then press it once more gently to shoot the image.

BUT now, I have to press it down really hard to actually shoot the image... I put a little bit of WD-40 into the shutter button, dried it... and now it works a bit better.... I read someones solution of putting "Precision Cleaner" from Radio Shack, but that costs $11 for a small tube of solution.... isnt there another way? or should I just buy the cleaner...

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  • Jkwoner Feb 22, 2009

    robmcd27, the only denatured alcohol i could find was my brut splash-on fragrance...



    would that work? also, would i just drop a bit of d alcohol on the shutter button so that it 'seeps' through, into the button???or...

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I will use a q-tip with some denatured alcohol or isopropyl alcohol (91 percent or better) over Precision Cleaner any day. You should too, unless you just feel like blowin eleven bucks!

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    Rob Mar 16, 2009

    Hi. Sorry, but I didn't get the email that told me you posted a comment. I just found it going through my unfinished work que.



    As far as your brut splash on fragrance...do not use it. You can find some isopropyl alcohol at your local drug store. Yes, you can drop a small drop in the button mechanism, but lay your camera on it's side, so the alcohol doesn't run into the camera. Drop it in from the side of tehe button then turn your camera over. Your "drop" should not be so big that it wets the camera too much.



    Rob

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